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Updated on May 06, 2023
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One braid or two braids is a universal hairstyle for kids, but it may look too banal. To make your girl’s braided style more interesting, try to experiment with volume, different types of braids and various braided designs. Our selection of 40 best braided hairstyles for girls will be your inspiration!

Exquisite French braids and stylish cornrows are going to be among popular braided hairstyles for 2023. Both types of braids flatter not only girls, but their moms as well. With a bit of patience and practice you will braid your little girl’s hair effortlessly. Our ideas of braided hairstyles will help your daughter/sister/niece look beautiful and different every day!

Cool Ideas of Braid Styles for Kids

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1. Twisted Mohawk

Lil girl hairstyles that are cute and practical should meet one requirement: pull hair back and away from the face. That way your child can go about the day and have fun without fussing with a mess of curls. This beautiful option features unique designs molded by simple cornrows.

2. Beautiful Braided Ponytail for Girls

Braids for kids can be glamorous instead of cute—especially if you’re searching something cool for a teen or preteen. This adorable hairstyle will take your daughter from practice to prom and anything in between, plus it works for any age (so you may also want to try it someday).

3. Adorable Natural Pigtails

If you’re searching protective braided hairstyles for kids that will treat your daughter’s natural hair well, try this fun twist on classic pigtails. With one ponytail high on the head, this is a cute and fashionable look for little black girls. Plus, you can have fun matching hair ballies to her outfit every day.

4. Natural Braided Hairstyle for Kids

This beautiful look has a regal quality for sure! An expert braider will be able to braid curvy cornrows that look like they have been swept back. The patterns in the cornrows are truly beautiful, and create a fun style for little girls. Adorable buns are a lovely outcome for those braided curves.

5. Spiral Fishtail Bun

For trendy little girl braids, try experimenting with of the fishtail braid. This intricate style will definitely take some practice. A big plus of this updo is that it will hold in place without any hairpins.

Seashell Braided Bun Updo

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6. Colorful Braided Pigtails

These adorable spunky pigtails are expertly done. Because the pigtails are not tied off (but are instead flowing outwards from the cornrows) these senegalese twists have a lot more fullness. If you want to add some color, try a few extension streaks instead of beads.

7. Ghana Cornrows for Girls

Ghana cornrows are a gorgeous option that is coming back into style for black girls. While the thick cornrows typically feature straight parts, this look switches things up with curves and added small braids in between. A couple of colorful beads make the style even more fun for kids.

8. Lovely Cornrow Hairstyle

This is one of the cutest hairstyles for little black girls. Wearing a high ponytail with cornrows, she’ll be able to play all day with her hair up and protected. Plus, this style is not a challenge for sleeping in, which is definitely something to consider when it comes to braided hairstyles for little cuties.

9. Unique Braided Mohawk

Here’s an inspiring look for the little lady in your life. This very unique style will have her standing out and feeling confident. The thinner and thicker cornrows are pulled straight back from the hairline and then blended with extensions to style some chunky twisted Mohawk buns. It’s a really fun style that she’ll always remember!

10. Adorable Cornrows and a Bun

This simple braided hairstyle is something that many moms can do at home—no designer braids needed. If you work with thicker cornrows, this will go by faster and not hurt your fingers as much! Plus, you can get young children used to sitting through braiding before bringing them to a professional or trying something more complicated.

11. Top Knot with Cornrows

We love kids braids that provide a chance to have fun with hair accessories like ballies and beads. This hairstyle was done to perfection. Be sure to keep the hair conditioned and encourage your daughter to sleep with a headscarf so it stays smooth as long as possible.

12. Natural Dutch Braid Style

For a natural hairstyle that looks great on little girls, try dutch pigtail braids. This modern kids hair style provides some nice elevation that you can enhance if you do not braid too tightly or add extensions. These pigtails feature accent braids above the ears for a unique touch.

13. Crisscross Mohawk with Beads

Looking for a showstopper? You’ve definitely found it. These mohawk braids with beads are nothing short of amazing—and the crisscross design is incredible too. Choosing clear beads is a really great idea because they will go with any outfit. Adding in more beads than usual gives off an ombre effect.

14. Short Box Braids for Kids

The most important thing when it comes to hairstyles for black girls is to switch things up. The fun is in trying something new. So if your little girl has been wearing updo styles for a while, why not try some clinking box braids? This beaded look lets her add all her favorite colors to her hair.

15. Cute Floral Crown

For a soft and pretty occasion look, try a loose crown braid. Part the hair into a side part and start braiding on the thicker side, pulling in new strands from the middle of the hair and keeping the braid low on the hairline. Don’t worry about maintaining the width the same as you braid. Instead, pull at it to perfect it at the end.

16. Heart Braid with Curled Ponytail

This adorable style would be perfect for a special day. Two symmetrical curved braids create a lovely heart. You can make it double if you like and add some curls to the pony of braid it too.

Double Heart Shape Braid For Girls

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17. Zig Zag Braided Updo with Ponytail

Ideas on braids for girls that won’t take you all day? You don’t have to be an expert braider for this one. All you have to do is to section hair off into three parts. Start at the bottom and braid up. Using clear elastics as you go up each step will make this style a lot easier to achieve.

18. Adorable Bun Hairstyle for Girls

Braids with buns are a great updo for girls of all ages. Little girls look especially adorable with side buns and high buns, so why not to blend them into one? Create a dutch accent braid working from one temple towards the crown where your bun will be, then finish the braid to the end. After you create the bun, simply wrap the braid around it. Easy!

19. Perfect Heidi Braids with Flowers

This adorable hairstyle is similar to the crown braid, but it wraps around the back in a U shape instead of going all the way around the head. To copy this style, part the hair for dutch pigtail braids and braid them all the way down, then cross the braids at the nape and pin up hiding the ends. Add in rosettes and you’re done.

20. Unique Natural Hairstyle for Girls

For kids braid styles that no one has ever seen before, you’ll need to find an expert braid designer. This princess style is truly amazing. The height and silhouette of the updo are very beautiful, and the cornrow designs give it some playful, youthful appeal.

21. Curvy Cornrows with Beaded Ends

Little girls like to duplicate things they see on other kids. They want a toy, a dress, a hairstyle like someone else’s. But we should teach them individuality at this age. Luckily, the variety of hairstyles for African hair is truly impressive.

22. Beaded Braided Pigtails

This wonderful hairstyle for black kids will be to every little girl’s liking. Not only it shows a fun design of hair braided close to the skin, it also offers to use plenty of beads which are merrily clinking with her every step and move!

23. Heart-Shaped Braids and Cornrows for Little Black Girls

Fancy braided designs and abundance of hair accessories are entirely the hairstyling territory of little girls. With lovely braids like these, your baby’s delicate natural hair will be protected and organized in the most beautiful way that she will like even more than you!

24. Angled Cornrow Braid Styles for Kids

The style in this photo also uses extensions, braided into cornrows, which are finished with twists. The diagonal part of this hairstyle and the angled braided pattern are the main wow factors of the look. One pigtail is thus sitting higher than the other. So pretty!

25. Cute Braided Hairstyle for Black Girls

Black braided hairstyles with extensions are not only for adults. Little girls’ natural hair also needs protection and beautiful hairstyle design. These creative V-shaped braided furrows blend into lovely twists that you can easily pull into a high pony.

26. Circular Mohawk Braids

If pigtails are 100% girly, braided Mohawks are more stylish and adult-like. If your little fashionista already has her taste and wants to look chic, she will probably like this stunning braided Mohawk with circular braids.

27. Curly Mohawk Braided Hairstyle for Girls

Cornrows on the sides and extended twisted section in the middle create a fun Mohawk for a little girl. The style is neat, comparatively easy and absolutely adult-like.

28. Spreading Cornrows into Twists

These spreading cornrows are adorable, so are the twist braids with curly ends. Your girl can wear them loose or gathered into a high pony – always beautiful and neat-looking with this hairstyle.

29. Chunky Purple Inside-Out Cornrows

Older girls may experiment with semi-permanent dyes. These thicker purple cornrows look cool on the contrast with darker roots. Chunky cornrows are faster and easier to braid and that means you can switch hairstyles more often.

30. Skinny Braids for Kids with Extensions

Cornrows for black girls are a great idea to add length to natural hair. Further you can style quick buns and ponytails. All you need to do is to choose the size and design of cornrows.

31. Cornrows and Black Crown Braid

Here is a lovely way to crown your little Princess. Cornrows are great, but when you add an element of interest, like a real crown braid, it’s twice cool and appealing for a girl.

32. Curly Braided Pony for Girls

A side pony maybe not the most creative hairstyle that you can imagine, but does it matter as long as it looks so pretty? Get the lovely spirally curls at the ends of the braids and wrap the pony base with one braid to hide the elastic.

33. Fun Braid Styles for Girls

Box braids are a worthy alternative to cornrows. You can get them really long, use colorful strands and switch styles in a matter of minutes. These may include freely-hanging side-parted braids, half up bun, low or high pony, top knot or fishtail, to name a few. More freedom in different kinds of hairstyles is a big plus.

34. Diagonal Braids with Beaded Ends

This cutie looks so stylish! Very tight and rather thick diagonal braids with accurate partings and perfect edges look pretty inspiring, eh? Beads for the ends are a nice solution to finish the braids.

35. Thick Box Braids

These are not like someone else’s braids and they give a unique texture. Thick braids are a good choice if your girl prefers to wear them hanging.

36. Creative Designs of Braids for Kids

Three thin braids can become a base for a braided headband with strands going through it like through a waterfall braid. This is an excellent hairstyle for a girl with long thin straight hair.

37. Chunky Lacy Double Braid

The most inventive two braids hairstyles blend two different kinds of braids into one style. This sophisticated creation is composed of a lacy Dutch braid, topped with a tight fishtail – unusual and fancy, wow!

38. Crown Braided Hairstyle for Kids

If your daughter has long hair, she will love this crown braid! Make it loose and lacy to enhance the resemblance with a crown of a real Princess.

39. Braids for Girls in Half Updos

Long hair will fall into your face if you don’t style an updo, half updo or a braid. On the days when you want to enjoy freely-flowing strands with comfort and interest, try this cute half up waterfall braid with a bow.

40. Braids for Little Girls

This circular French braid stands out thanks to the V-shaped part and the braided in ribbon of a contrasting color. Your daughter will be in the centre of everyone’s attention with this exquisite updo.

Well, young girls are little women who also strive to be beautiful and express themselves through beautiful hairstyles and dresses. Choosing a hairstyle for your baby, it’s important to listen carefully to what she wants. We wish you many smiles and successful experiments with girly hairstyles!

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